Dynamics GP 2013 R2We don’t even need to say that Microsoft Dynamics GP has released a Brand NEW Update, the Dynamics GP 2013 R2!

As Dynamics GP specialist, here at BuyERP, we had a deep look into the long list of new cool features. This is how we got to pick up our favorite ones; the ones we think are the coolest features you really want to use in order to leverage your business. Among all the new features, some are specific to a certain role in the company; we choose not to include those in our report but only the one that can be useful to ALL users.


1.   Dashboards _ Dynamics GP 2013 R2

Of course, we had to talk about the New Dashboards! This new feature is really simple idea that will allow users to gain time and have a better vision and understanding of their business. There refreshable reports can be deployed to a shared network drive, SharePoint or SharePoint Online.

Located in the Reporting Tools Setup window, four NEW dashboards will now be deployed:

  • Financial
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory


2.   Workflow Types _ Dynamics GP 2013 R2

Workflows! Workflows! Workflows! With Dynamics GP 2013 R2 We love them because they are just made for you to save time and gain efficiency. For you, in the last release, you will have FOUR new workflows available:

  1. Purchase Order Approval
  2. Purchase Requisition Approval
  3. Payroll Timecard Approval
  4. Project Timesheet Approval

These workflow types allow users to create workflow processes around each of the respective document types, requiring the workflow to be completed before defined document processes can be performed.


3.   Workflow Email Notifications _ Dynamics GP 2013 R2

What is cool in the New Email Notification Workflow is that you it is now set with 2 types of email notifications.

  • Workflow assignment notifications
  • Workflow action completed notifications

With Workflows assignment notifications:

When an Action has been assigned to a User, that user receives an email notifying the action and the related document. All the information about the document is included in the notification email.

Thanks to a hyperlink within the email, the user only needs ONE click to perform workflow actions against the document or enter comments and complete the action.

With workflow action completed notifications:

When an action is taken against a document, the originator and other users receive an email notification. You can easily set up those notifications in the Workflow Email Notification Maintenance window.


4.   Copy and Paste to GL _ Dynamics GP 2013 R2

Very simple but Very useful! Now, Users are able to quickly copy data from an excel file and paste into the Financial Transaction form.

The software validate the data that you bring into GP 2013 R2, and will print a validation error report if any errors are visible so the end-user can easily correct and modify.


LATEST UPDATE: Dynamics GP 2015?

Dynamics GP 2013 R2According to Microsoft, the GP 2015 release will bring “more functionality, more workflow, more apps and a Service Based Architecture that will be the foundation for the further development of Dynamics GP over the next five years.”

But when is that release going live? So far, the official date would be around February 2015… it will be the foundation for the further development of Dynamics GP over the next five years. The new strategy of the company is to “move forward a six-month update cycle for Dynamics GP in order to enhance our new business proposition and bring incremental value to [Business Ready Enhancement Plan] customers on a much more regular basis.”